October 6, 2022

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USA, stop 100 Russian planes, including Abramovich’s

The US government has compiled a list of nearly a hundred linkable Russian aircraft. Providing any form of service to these aircraft anywhere in the world without a permit can result in heavy fines and potential prison sentences. The ban also applies to Russian territory.

The list published by the Commerce Department identifies commercial and private aircraft that violate US sanctions against Russia. The list includes aircraft operated by Russian airlines, including Aeroflot. These are mostly Boeing aircraft. Also on the list is a Gulfstream private jet owned by oligarch Roman Abramovich.

The oligarch, the owner of Chelsea Football Club, has already been subjected to severe sanctions from Great Britain due to his close relations with Vladimir Putin. And US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo explained that “refueling, maintenance or repair, as well as the supply of spare parts for any of the listed aircraft, would be considered a violation of US export rules,” stressing that the measure is a response. To the “brutal war decided by Russia against Ukraine”.

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